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I am an artist today (for what it’s worth) because of my uncle, Leonel. He is the person who introduced me to the world of art and took me to my first real museum trips. Today, we are both old men and teachers. I have used a few of his works as posts here in the past and now I have a digital work to share as well. (VIDEO HERE)

What do teachers make? Teachers make humans who experience their humanity.

Copyright © henry toromoreno, 2012. All rights reserved.

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Guest artist, Leonel Toromoreno. Oil on canvas.

Self portrait my uncle Leonel painted maybe 30 years ago, while under the influence of Picasso’s “blue period”. I’ve always liked this painting, and treasure it now even more, because it reminds me of my own son, Gabriel.

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Guest artist, Leonel Toromoreno. Oil on canvas.

The young boy in the lower right hand corner of this painting (copied from a faded black and white photograph) is the artist’s father, Hector Bolivar Toromoreno; my grandfather. 

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guest artist alex toromoreno\'s rendition of the dancer

guest artist alex toromoreno’s “the dancer”, crayon on paper

© 2008 alexander toromoreno

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I am not broken but I am breaking,

every day in ways I cannot describe.

I wish I could tell you more.

But then you’d try to understand me,

and interpret everything the way you know.

Confuse your break for my breaking.

© 2008 henry toromoreno

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If ever,

          there will

come a time,

          when without a body

there is a mind.

          It will awake

                    and know us well,

then call us

                    to its URL.

© 2008 henry toromoreno

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The way I thought

My life should go

Has turned out not to be.

The way that things

Have come to mean,

Is no mystery to me.

My life is such

A mixture of, my plans

And all we can’t foresee.

That I have learned

To twist and turn,

The things I must believe.

© 2008 henry toromoreno

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